[Geany-Devel] Miscellaneous Ideas

Devyn Collier Johnson devyncjohnson at xxxxx
Wed Nov 11 05:51:33 UTC 2015

On 11/10/2015 11:03 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
>> Geany Dev Team:
>> When running "strip --strip-debug --strip-unneeded ./FILE", only symbols
>> related to debugging and unused symbols are removed. I use this strip
>> command on all shared/dynamic libraries and executable programs that I make
>> as well as some of my system binaries (like /usr/bin/python3.4 and my custom
>> compiled Linux kernel and modules). I have not yet had any problems. True,
>> removing all symbols (strip --strip-all) would cause issues with some
>> applications and most (if not all) shared libraries.
> Not sure if the standard build uses -g so maybe there is not much
> debug stuff to strip.
>> As for the license templates, I think you and I are thinking of two
>> different things.
> Possibly, see the pull request comment.
>> I am not referring to /usr/share/geany/templates/files . I
>> am talking about /usr/share/geany/templates . True, your apache.cpp would go
>> in /usr/share/geany/templates/files to appear in the "File > New (with
>> template)" sub-menu. However, I want to add licenses to the "Edit > Insert
>> Comments" sub-menu. Then, in a file with code, I could select a license to
>> insert. Geany automatically adds the multi-line comment for the detected
>> language. If a language is not detected by Geany, I could make a multi-line
>> comment and select a license to insert. (Example below)
>> /*
>> Place cursor here, choose a license under "Edit > Insert Comments", and the
>> license info is instantly inserted.
>> Such license templates under "Edit > Insert Comments"
>> */
>> I tested the "gpl" and "bsd" license templates that are already in the
>> mainstream Geany release in the "Edit > Insert Comments" sub-menu. These
>> license templates are "universal". In other words, they work in any computer
>> language's source code. However, this feature would be more beneficial if
>> there were more licenses to choose from. I like to use LGPLv3 in many of my
>> libraries, but Geany does not have that in the license list.
>> I get dozens of deprecated warnings when using GTK2 (that is not a typo, I
>> do indeed mean "GTK2").
> Strange, none of the devs get any (AFAIK) with GTK2.  Thats why I
> checked.  Can you paste the messages in a gist somewhere.  And exactly
> the CFLAGS/CPPFLAGS and options you used.
>> As for the pointer warnings, I saw several (but they relate to GTK2 rather
>> than Geany itself). Below is one such warning. By the way, the displayed
>> errors in this email were generated with "./configure -v
>> --enable-html-docs=no --prefix=$HOME/Geany --exec-prefix=$HOME/Geany
>> --disable-nls".
>> dialogs.c:1001:15: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a
>> cast [-Wint-conversion]
>>     data->combo = gtk_combo_box_text_new_with_entry();
>> There were also a few "implicit declaration of function" warnings. One is
>> seen below.
> These sound like something in gtkcompat isn't working right, maybe
> some flag is not set right.  I'm not an expert in that area, Colomban
> is, but wait until after this weekends release :)
>> dialogs.c: In function 'dialogs_show_input_full':
>> gtkcompat.h:57:44: warning: implicit declaration of function
>> 'gtk_combo_box_entry_new_text' [-Wimplicit-function-declaration]
>>   # define gtk_combo_box_text_new_with_entry gtk_combo_box_entry_new_text
>>                                              ^
>> dialogs.c:1001:17: note: in expansion of macro
>> 'gtk_combo_box_text_new_with_entry'
>>     data->combo = gtk_combo_box_text_new_with_entry();
>> If you would like the complete terminal output from the building process, I
>> would be happy to put it on the ML as an attached text-file as well as a
>> detailed list of information about my libraries, compiler, Linux system,
>> etc. Below is some of the most relevant information.
> Stick it in a gist, don't spam everybody watching the ML with big attachments :)
>> Ubuntu 15.10 (Willy) x86-64
>> Little-Endian; Intel i5 (Haswell) 2.5GHz
>> $ uname -somr
>> Linux 4.2.399-dcj-20151017 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>> $ gcc --version
>> gcc (Ubuntu 5.2.1-22ubuntu2) 5.2.1 20151010
>> $ ldd --version
>> ldd (Ubuntu GLIBC 2.21-0ubuntu4) 2.21
>> $ dpkg -s libgtk2.0-0|grep '^Version'
>> Version: 2.24.28-1ubuntu1
>> # Available CPU flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
>> mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall
>> nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_go
>> --
>> Thanks,
>> Devyn Collier Johnson
>> DevynCJohnson at Gmail.com
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